Ernst Krenek (1900-1991)

Dark waters (1950)

one act opera
[Dunkle Wasser]


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1950
    • Duration : 56 mn
    • Editor : Bärenreiter
    • Opus : 125
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Ernst Krenek

Detailed formation
  • solistes : solo baritone [Joe] , solo contralto [Claire] , 2 solo tenors [Phil ; Gangster] , solo soprano [Girl] , 2 solo bass voices [Tom ; Gangster]
  • flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, percussionist, piano, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 2 May 1951
    Location :

    États-Unis, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Bovard Auditirium, Fourth Annual USC Festival of contemporary Arts


    Performers :

    Wolfgang Martin : direction, Carl Ebert : producteur, Kalem Kermoyan, Ava Gjerset, William Olvis, Olive Mae Beach, Donal Combs, Jerome Zidek et Paul Hinshaw : chanteurs.